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ERIC Number: EJ794122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1529-1944
Onset of Smoking Behaviors and Participation in Leisure Physical Activities of Turkish Adolescents Attending Vocational Health Schools
Subasi, Feryal; Hey, William; Mumcu, Gonca; Koksal, Leyla; Luleci, Emel; Sur, Haydar
International Electronic Journal of Health Education, v9 p81-91 2006
This cross-sectional study was conducted with the aim of examining the relationships between smoking behavior and leisure physical activity habits of adolescents (n=170, 85F & 85M, mean age= 15.42 [plus or minus] 0.58, age range=15-17 years) attending vocational health schools in Turkey. Participants were randomly selected from four provinces of the country and classified into two groups according to their participation in leisure physical activity. The logistic regression analysis of the data suggested there was a significant relationship between gender (being female) (OR=0.28), non-smoking (OR=0.39) and participating in leisure physical activities. Furthermore, being a female, age 16 years and over, and fathers' low education levels were also found to have a higher risk of smoking habits (OR=0.30, p=0.018; OR=0.33, p=0.023; OR= 3.92, p=0.004 respectively). (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey